Ethiopia Records 128 More Covid-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has registered 128 new COVID-19 cases and two related deaths on Friday, a report from the ministry of health reveals.

More than 5, 500 tests have been conducted in the past twenty-four hours to find the positive cases, says the daily covid-19 report.

Additional two people have also died as a result of the acute respiratory disease, bringing the national death toll to 4,365.

Tallies of severe and active cases have also jumped by 6 and 68 in the past 24-hours, respectively, the report shows.

The country currently has 11,116 active cases, of whom 166 are seriously ill and are receiving medical treatments in Covid-19 hospitals.

According to health officials, only 58 patients have recuperated from the disease caused by the Coronavirus, the Ministry confirms, which took the recovery count to 262, 750.

Ethiopia recorded its first Coronavirus infection on March 13, 2020.

To date, it has reported a total of 278, 233 cases after resting close to 2.98 million people.
Both numbers, cases confirmed and tests conducted, are among the highest observed in East Africa.

The nation is now pushing ahead with a nationwide immunization campaign which started in Mid March.

Today’s report says at least 5, 000 people have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 within the 24-hours period. The figure has taken the total number of vaccines administered in Ethiopia to 2,160, 707.

Ministry of Health launched the vaccination campaign on March 13 – a week after they received 2.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility.

Since then, the country obtained additional 400, 000 AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX as well as 500, 000 doses of Sinopharm and 453, 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines from the governments of China and the United States, respectively.